Special Issue "Monogastric Animal Nutrition and Metabolism"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2012)
Prof. Dr. Geert Janssens
Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Heidestraat 19, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
Interests: production animals, pets and wildlife nutrition; feed intake regulation; energy homeostasis; nutritional modulation; intestinal microbiota and host metabolism; microminerals metabolism
The emerging global climate change reduces the reliability of food resources at local markets. Solutions are needed to avoid further competition between human and animal nutrition. Especially in species with low fermentative capacity, the large overlap in diet ingredients with human nutrition needs to be revisited. Although not all monogastric species are low in fermentative capacity, they are typically envisaged as most competing with human food resources.
Whether used for husbandry, as companion or in conservation programs, nutritionally related metabolic disorders are widespread in captive monogastric species, including—but not exclusively—obesity, inflammatory problems and mineral deficiencies. It implies that more efforts are needed to identify the determinants of nutritional requirements (i.e., not only nutrient requirements) in particular species.
Manuscripts submitted to this special issue in Animals should thus provide insight in the way that optimal nutrition maintains desired metabolic functioning, or how malnutrition leads to metabolic disturbances. Studies on one particular species are welcome, but comparative studies are encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Geert Janssens
- monogastric animals
- metabolic disorders
- nutritional physiology
- comparative nutrition
- nutrient metabolism
Animals 2012, 2(2), 261-274; doi:10.3390/ani2020261
Received: 1 March 2012; in revised form: 1 May 2012 / Accepted: 10 May 2012 / Published: 23 May 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (95 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: A Potential Role for Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in the Development of Insulin Resistance in Horses
Animals 2012, 2(2), 243-260; doi:10.3390/ani2020243
Received: 1 March 2012; in revised form: 16 April 2012 / Accepted: 26 April 2012 / Published: 2 May 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (106 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Animals 2012, 2(2), 221-242; doi:10.3390/ani2020221
Received: 29 February 2012; in revised form: 16 April 2012 / Accepted: 26 April 2012 / Published: 2 May 2012| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (387 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Animals 2012, 2(2), 184-194; doi:10.3390/ani2020184
Received: 6 March 2012; in revised form: 2 April 2012 / Accepted: 6 April 2012 / Published: 16 April 2012| PDF Full-text (84 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: The Interaction Between Dietary Valine and Tryptophan Content and Their Effect on the Performance of Piglets
Animals 2012, 2(1), 76-84; doi:10.3390/ani2010076
Received: 4 January 2012; in revised form: 17 February 2012 / Accepted: 20 February 2012 / Published: 22 February 2012| PDF Full-text (155 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Effects of Dietary Fatty Acids on Lipid Traits in the Muscle and Perirenal Fat of Growing Rabbits Fed Mixed Diets
Animals 2012, 2(1), 55-67; doi:10.3390/ani2010055
Received: 16 January 2012; in revised form: 13 February 2012 / Accepted: 20 February 2012 / Published: 22 February 2012| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (287 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Effects of Dietary Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisia) Supplementation in Practical Diets of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
Animals 2012, 2(1), 16-24; doi:10.3390/ani2010016
Received: 21 November 2011; in revised form: 26 December 2011 / Accepted: 4 January 2012 / Published: 13 January 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (171 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
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